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Inpatient Services at Pioneers Hospital

At Pioneers Medical Center, we’re dedicated to providing the exceptional healthcare you and your family deserve. Our hospital delivers the robust services you need, and it has been designed to create a great experience for you throughout your treatment.

Rooms are private, ADA-accessible, and flexible to meet your specific needs. The design of our inpatient rooms makes it easier for our caregivers to apply the most advanced healthcare tools quickly and confidently. Whether you’re recovering from trauma after being treated in our Emergency Department or utilizing our “swing bed” program that provides extended, skilled nursing care, you’ll benefit from the many ways in which our rooms maintain the highest standards of comfort and safety.

Patients admitted to the hospital can expect quality care from our highly trained team. The hospital rooms at Pioneers are private and staffed by registered nurses and patient care technicians. Ancillary services such as Laboratory, Radiology, and Respiratory are also available. Pioneers offers a full range of rehabilitation services including physical therapy and occupational therapy for those patients requiring rehab services post-surgery, stroke, or cardiac rehab.

Diagnostic Testing

Pioneers Medical Center offers diagnostic services through its radiology, laboratory and cardiopulmonary departments. This includes:

  • Wide-Bore MRI
  • X-Rays
  • CT or CAT scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • Blood testing
  • Bodily fluid testing
  • Biopsy
  • Diabetic monitoring
  • Pulmonary function
  • Cardiac stress testing

Diagnostic test results can be reported to any physician, allowing patients to utilize Pioneers Medical Center regardless of the location of the ordering doctor or treatment facility. This provides the quality diagnostic services you need at the greatest convenience to your schedule. You’ll eliminate long drives to specialty labs that may force you to take time off work or have your kids miss school. Your elderly loved ones can receive important screenings close to home, performed by people they know and trust.

Laboratory tests are reviewed and interpreted by physicians at Pathology Associates of Glenwood Springs.

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The PMC Radiology/Imaging Department features advanced imaging techniques. Our services include:

  • Hitachi Echelon Oval’s Ultra-Wide Bore MRI
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scans
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital Mammography
  • X-Ray
  • Bone Density Scans (DEXA)
  • Echocardiograms

Our technologists are certified, ensuring optimal quality.

State-of-the-Art MRI Imaging

Pioneers Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Colorado, and the only hospital on the Western Slope, to offer the advanced imaging provided by the Hitachi Echelon Oval wide bore MRI machine. The Echelon Oval’s ultra-wide 74 cm opening and short overall length promote unparalleled levels of patient comfort while maintaining a superior field of view and image quality. The machine uses adjustable airflow, lighting and two-way communication to provide an even better patient experience. In addition, the machine accommodates the extra-wide 63 cm patient-friendly table.

By using a patient-friendly MRI system such as the Echelon Oval, we’re able to minimize, or in some cases completely eliminate, many of the challenges facing Imaging Departments, including:

The opening of the Echelon Oval MRI is almost 30 inches wide, and it allows patients to go into the scanner feet first. This helps reduce patient anxiety about their scan. In addition, the Echelon Oval’s powerful technology includes sound dampening and fast scanning, allowing your imaging to be completed as quickly and quietly as possible.


7:30 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
After-hour coverage is provided on an on-call basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Pioneers partners with Mountain Radiology located in Glenwood Springs, and their radiologists to oversee the readings, and report their professional interpretation to the physician. Note that patients will receive a separate bill from “Mountain Radiology” for radiology interpretation services.

Radiology Location

Pioneers Medical Center
100 Pioneers Medical Center Way
(970) 878-9269


Our lab at Pioneers is a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) certified facility. The PMC laboratory staff are certified Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians who have credentials from A.S.C.P. (American Society for Clinical Pathology).

Laboratory personnel perform a multitude of tests, including:

  • Molecular
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug Screens DOT/NON DOT
  • Breath Alcohol
  • General Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Blood banking/transfusion medicine
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation

Our laboratory also provides drug-screening services for companies striving for a drug-free workplace as well as for employers maintaining compliance with Department of Transportation regulations.

Additional laboratory services are provided through Roaring Fork Valley Pathologists. Patient test results are confidentially forwarded to your physician for interpretation.

Lab Hours

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

After-hour coverage is provided on an on-call basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services.

(970) 878-9279

Drug Screening Hours

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

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Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Take control of your health with the robust hospital services we offer. We serve patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

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The Cardiopulmonary Team at Pioneers Medical Center is comprised of registered and certified respiratory therapists dedicated to the preventative and restorative health needs of our pulmonary and cardiac patients.

In addition to being credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care and licensed by the State of Colorado, each member of the Cardiopulmonary Team is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support.

Under the direction of the Cardiopulmonary Manager and Medical Advisor, PMC’s respiratory therapists use state-of-the-art equipment to manage breathing for:

In addition to our comprehensive inpatient care, we offer a wide range of diagnostic testing and services:

PMC respiratory therapists are also involved in community education, offering adult and teen tobacco cessation and education classes, visiting community schools with information on tobacco and asthma education, and providing pulmonary screening testing at the 9 Health Fair.


8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Respiratory Therapists are on-call evenings and weekends, providing 24-hour coverage.

(970) 878-9276

Pharmacy Services

Our in-house pharmacy, Meeker Drugs at Pioneers Medical Center, is conveniently located on the PMC Campus. We offer extended hours to better serve you:

  • Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm

Our pharmacists are always available to answer your medication questions. Most medications are in stock and usually available. In addition, we have the ability to order less common medications and have them available for next-day access.

Eliminate the hassles of traveling to a separate location to pick up your prescriptions after your procedure. With Meeker Drugs, you can have your prescription filled and your medications ready for you on site before you leave the hospital.

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Providing the Exceptional Hospital Care You Deserve

At Pioneers Medical Center, we’re driven by our purpose of making you feel cared for. Nothing can more accurately reflect the purpose of a hospital, and we live that standard every day. Our robust hospital services allow you to receive all of your important treatments in one location. Not only will you receive the exceptional care you deserve, but you’ll enjoy the time-saving benefits associated with a comprehensive healthcare treatment center.

Celebrate Life’s Joys

Our team wants you to be able to celebrate life’s joys each and every day, and we believe caring for your health is the best way to make this goal happen. This passion fuels our commitment to deliver a more personalized treatment plan and a better overall experience. As part of our approach, you’ll receive:

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Take control of your health with the robust hospital services we offer. We serve patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

Schedule Now